Monaco considering move for Chelsea's David Luiz

Arnold Nichols
May 1, 2018

It is that sort of pedigree that makes the 32-year-old an obvious pick for Southgate in Russian Federation, according to Conte, who led Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

Conte believes he deserves an England recall: 'In this moment he's deserving to play.

Gary Cahill has warned Tottenham that Chelsea FC are out to crank up the pressure on them in the race for Champions League qualification.

Luiz has not featured since February 5 and while Conte has said that the player continues to "work hard", participating in a game before the end of the campaign remains uncertain.

However, Conte's most likely chance of success this season will come on May 19 as his side take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

As Chelsea have had a troubled season, so has captain Cahill. The Clarets subsequently charged into what proved to be an irretrievable 3-0 lead and the fingers of blame pointed squarely at the skipper.

Conte is widely expected to leave the club at the end of the season, despite having an extra year remaining on his contract at the club. An unused substitute in these three games, Cahill cut an impassive figure in the dugout, though deep down he must have been seriously hurting at being continually left out as the Blues struggled defensively.

Antonio Conte has revealed that Gary Cahill will feature in his plans until the end of the season to give the England worldwide some extra exposure and the best possible chance of making Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.

The Chelsea head coach said it is crucial for Gareth Southgate, the England manager, to have a player of Cahill's experience at his disposal.

With four games to go in the Premier League season, beginning at Swansea today, Chelsea are fifth, five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, who play Watford on Monday.

N'Golo Kante has conceded that he felt tired during the season because of Chelsea's heavy workload, but is certain he will be fit for France's World Cup campaign. He has to make the best decision for the national team.

Olivier Giroud was signed from London rivals Arsenal in January to bolster Conte's attacking options, but the Frenchman has so far managed to only net twice in the Premier League since switching allegiances.

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